Old Testament expert hired for School of Ministry

Monday, September 3, 2012


When new Corban professor Allen Jones was in college he developed an interest in the Old Testament that changed the way he viewed the Bible’s two books.

“I learned to approach the Old Testament as a New Covenant book and the New Testament as a New Covenant book,” he said. “It opened up the Old Testament in ways I never understood before and it was a lot of fun. This is something I hope my students can also get excited about.”

Jones recently returned from the University of St Andrews in Scotland as a newly minted Ph.D. with a focus on the Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible. He will serve as an Assistant Professor of Bible within Corban’s School of Ministry at the Salem campus.

He previously worked as an adjunct professor at Multnomah University, an online instructor at Western Seminary, an elementary school teacher and graduate lecturer. In addition to living in Scotland, he has served on short-term missions in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Mexico.

One of his teaching strategies includes using modern culture and movies as references or examples. His students are also required to spend time on community service projects within the Salem area.

He currently teaches Old Testament Survey and Bible Study Methods. 

Jones can be reached at 503-375-7184 or ajones@corban.edu

  • Allen Jones, Ph.D, will serve as assistant professor of Bible.

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